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Trauma History Questionnaire (THQ)

 

Trauma History Questionnaire (THQ)

Green, 1996

Description

The Trauma History Questionnaire (THQ) is a 24-item self-report measure that examines experiences with potentially traumatic events such as crime, general disaster, and sexual and physical assault using a yes/no format. For each event endorsed, respondents are asked to provide the frequency of the event as well as their age at the time of the event. The THQ can be used in both clinical and research settings, and is available in English and Spanish.

Sample Items

  • Has anyone ever attempted to rob you or actually robbed you (i.e., stolen your personal belongings)? ("yes" or "no", number of times, approximate age)
  • Has anyone, including family members or friends, ever attacked you with a gun, knife, or some other weapon?

References

Hooper, L., Stockton, P., Krupnick, J., & Green, B., (2011). Development, use, and psychometric properties of the Trauma History Questionnaire. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 16, 258-283. doi: 10.1080/15325024.2011.572035

Additional Reviews

Orsillo (2001) (PDF) p. 299.

Orsillo, Susan M. (2001). Measures for acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder. In M.M. Antony & S.M. Orsillo (Eds.), Practitioner's guide to empirically based measures of anxiety (pp. 255-307). New York: KluwerAcademic/Plenum. PILOTS ID 24368

Norris and Hamblen (2004) (PDF) p. 68.

Norris, Fran H. & Hamblen, Jessica L. (2004). Standardized self-report measures of civilian trauma and PTSD. In J.P. Wilson, T.M. Keane & T. Martin (Eds.), Assessing psychological trauma and PTSD (pp. 63-102). New York: Guilford Press. PILOTS ID 18638

To Obtain Scale

Bonnie L. Green, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
Georgetown University
2115 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Suite 120
Washington, DC 20007
Email: bgreen01@georgetown.edu

Available for download at http://ctc.georgetown.edu/toolkit*

Measure availability: Information on measures is available to everyone. However, the assessment tools themselves can only be distributed to qualified mental health professionals and researchers. We maintain measures developed by affiliated staff of the National Center for PTSD.

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